Guwahati: A shocking incident has come to light in Assam, where family members of a pregnant woman have been forced to carry her to a government-run hospital in a handcart, crossing three rivers and 9 km by road.

The incident took place along the bordering area of Lakhimpur and Majuli district, the assembly constituency represented by Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal.

Due to the dilapidated conditions of roads, family members of the pregnant woman Dipali Doley were forced to take her to a government-run hospital in the river island district of Majuli, by tying her to a table on a handcart.

The people of several remote villages of Lakhimpur and Majuli districts are facing communication problems since independence.
Due to the bad condition of the roads, no ambulance could make it to the Jugibari village in Lakhimpur district, where the pregnant lady lives.

The family members of the woman carried her to the Pitambar Deva Goswami civil hospital at Gormur in Majuli.

An ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) worker said that they are facing lots of problems and this is common for the villagers of the bordering areas of Lakhimpur and Majuli districts.

On February 6 this year, another shocking incident happened in Majuli, where the family members were forced to carry the body of a 50-year-old man on a cart from the government-run hospital at Kamalabari and had travelled over 7 km due to the absence of an ambulance.

Earlier in April 2017, a man was forced to carry the body of his brother on a bicycle to a hospital due to the same reason.